Professors Shibuya and Gilmour from GHP, and Akira Oshima from Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, today published a letter in The Lancet about challenges to thyroid screening in radiation-affected areas in Fukushima. Their letter recommends a careful scientific and ethical reassessment of the newly-commenced thyroid screening program, which in its current form may not calm the fears of local residents, nor provide good scientific evidence concerning thyroid cancer risk.
The letter can be read here.
A medical student conducting an internship at GHP has reported his analysis results from a mathematical modeling study.
Ryo Ueno, a fifth-year medical student at the Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo, with GHP staff member Associate Professor Hiroshi Nishiura, has published a short note on epidemiological interpretations of the diagnosis of a single imported case of dengue in a German traveler returning from Japan. The letter was published in the February issue of Eurosurveillance, and can be read [...]
Fact-based view of the world: why developing vs. developed is meaningless
The Global Leadership Program (GLP) at the University of Tokyo and Japan Institute for Global Health (JIGH) are honored to host an open seminar on innovative data visualization, led by Professor Hans Rosling (Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institute and co-founder and chairman of the Gapminder Foundation). Professor Rosling is one of the world’s most popular statisticians notable for his 2006 TED presentation which has been watched more than [...]